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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

October 2, 2006 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, Ken Branch, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Rohr & John Magnuson

Absent – Gary Shogren

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Annette Duncan, Thad Morrical, Dan Carr, Priscilla Johnson, Walden Peterson, Ron & Jene Heape, Jenta & Julie Unruh, Helen Weaver, Shelly Carlson, Ken Bieberle, Rev. James Harrison, Maurice Bastian, Dorothy Zeigler & Kent Steinbach

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Rev. James Harrison gave the invocation.

 

Public Input – Helen Weaver, representing the Lindsborg Marketing Association, gave a brief report on the State Fair Booth and thanked all who volunteered to set up, take down and man the booth.

            Jenta Unruh, representing some of the neighbors in the area around the proposed rezoning by the Covenant Church, spoke in opposition to the rezoning.

            Ken Bieberle, architect for the Covenant Church, stated that he was available to answer any questions about the proposal. 

            Shelly Carlson, member of the building committee for the Covenant Church, gave a brief description of the proposed expansion by the church.

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – The “Letter of Acceptance” from Bryant & Bryant for the trail will be added to Streets & Parks.

 

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2006 regular council meeting and the September 25, 2006 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson reminded everyone that the November council meeting will be on Tuesday, the 7th.  Also, the Community Conversation will be on October 30th at Stroble Gibson.  He encouraged people to fill out the surveys that are available throughout the city.  The city received a card from Ken Swisher thanking the city for offering the Business Facility Enhancement Rebate Program.  Mayor Magnuson also informed council that he had received a letter of resignation from Councilman Gary Shogren.  He stated that Gary was moving to New Mexico and he hoped to present a replacement at the November meeting.

 

 

 

City Council – October 2, 2006 – page 2

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4461 – REZONING PROPERTY FOR COVENANT CHURCH – The committee has recommended that council adopt this ordinance to rezone property currently owned by the Covenant Church to allow them to  build an addition on their current structure and provide off street parking.  Staff has recommended that this item be tabled until the November meeting in order to get a

clarification on the proximity to property that is on the historic register.  Lloyd Rohr moved to table the ordinance until the November meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson.  It was made clear that the church intends to make the expansion and “neighborhood” friendly as possible and the parking lot will be separated from the adjacent home on the south by tall plantings to shield the property.  It was also brought up that the church might need to address the alley entrance/exit from the parking area to keep dust down.  Motion passed.

 

 

Administration & Finance – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT JOB DISCRIPTION – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the job description for the Executive Assistant position.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Utilities – SMOKY VALLEY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION REQUEST – The historical association has request permission to use some of the information collected by Dorman Lehman (on behalf of the city electric utility) for publication in a booklet on the history of the city water and light plant.  Lloyd Rohr moved to grant that permission.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Streets & Parks – TRAIL AMENDMENT ORDINANCE 4462 – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4462 prohibiting horses on the hiking/biking trail.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

INSULATION BIDS FOR TREE STATION – the city received 2 bids for this work.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Mid-America Sales in the amount of $6,700.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE – Staff has recommended signing the letter of acceptance to close out the trail project.  Becky Anderson moved to sign the letter of acceptance.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – No action.

 

 

 

City Council – October 2, 2006 – page 3

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4463.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4459 & 4460.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – Thad Morrical, Parks & Recreation Director, thanked the local Boy Scouts for their help in planting trees along the trail.  He also noted and a local church group has volunteered to assist in planting more trees this month.  If any other groups are interested in a service project, contact Thad.

           

 

Adjournment – Brad Howe moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk

 

 

 


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